A Cumbrian estate agency has announced the appointment of a new director.

Michael Hewitt, who worked as PFK Estate Agency’s Cockermouth branch manager, joins the company's directors.

A spokesperson from PFK Estate Agency said: “Michael and his team have continually exceeded expectations over recent years and we are extremely glad to be able to share his passion and expertise with the entirety of PFK.”

Lynne Lancaster, head of estate agency at PFK Estate Agency, added: “Michael has been an integral part of the PFK Estate Agency team for over seven years and has successfully run our Cockermouth branch whilst continuing to be the market leader in his area.

“This is the next step in Michael’s progression, and we welcome him onto the estate agency board to help us drive the business forward.”

PFK said that Michael will remain the branch manager a Cockermouth.